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Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.

Author: Robert Southey (1774-1843)

Profession: British Author

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.

Author: Arthur P. Stanley


Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer

Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.

Author: Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886)

Profession: British Author

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

Profession: British Poet

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. [The Root Of The Righteous]

Author: A. W. Tozer (-1963)

Profession: American Preacher

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Where ambition ends happiness begins.

Author: Source Unknown


I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men.

Author: Virgil

Profession: Roman Poet

Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.

Author: Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

Profession: British Author

Ambition is the last refuge of failure.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit